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British Open Gala Concert Review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 7 October 2013

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On the 8th September Fodens were featured in the British Open Gala Concert alongside Black Dyke and Cory.

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Bridgewater Hall Concert review

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 October 2013

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Fodens Band recently performed the gala concert of the 'Great Northern Brass Arts Festival' with Black Dyke

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Solo Contest Percussion Class

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 September 2013

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Foden’s Band are keen to encourage more percussion players to take part in their forthcoming solo competition on the 2nd of November. We have several entries so far, but would be delighted to see more, especially since our very own principal percussionist Mark Landon is to adjudicate these sections.

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Foden's Solo Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 18 September 2013

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The closing date for the 3rd Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet contest which will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School in Cheshire is the 5th October. This year sees the addition of new percussion classes and more prizes to be won in each of the 13 classes...

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Howard Snell returns to Foden's

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 15 September 2013

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Foden's are pleased to announce that Howard Snell will make a welcome return to Foden's in January to conduct a concert at the Bridgewater Hall with guest soloist David Childs.

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2013 British Open Championships

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 September 2013

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On Saturday 7th September Foden's Band competed at the 'British Open Championships' held at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham as reigning Champions. The contest attracts 17 of the best brass bands in Britain and is regarded (along with the National Finals held at the Royal Albert Hall) as one of the...

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Can history repeat itself

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 September 2013

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Armagh Summer School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 2 September 2013

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Richard Poole reports from the recent Armagh Summer School

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Self Promotional Concert

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 28 August 2013

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On the 3rd November Fodens will be holding their annual self promotional concert at the Victoria Hall, Hanley.

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Fodens arrange funding meeting

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 August 2013

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On Monday 16th September Foden's have invited the funding officer from Brass Band England to attend the Foden's Bandroom to hold a seminar in relation to funding ie what funding is available for bands etc and also a questions and answers session.

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell